With four players in double digits, Northern blew past the Person 83-48 on superior passing, shot selection, second-chance scoring and merciless defense that accounted for 20 steals and a rhythm-busting pressure that kept the Rockets off their launching pad most of the night.
East Chapel Hill, N.C. Science & Math, Carrboro and Granville Central high schools are area leaders in fall sports Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions, the N.C. High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday.
UNC-Greensboro freshman Tyrone Outlaw Jr., who was a gifted scorer at Person High School, is discovering what it means to play defense on the college level.
All-PAC-6 teams named in football, field hockey, boys' soccer, girls' and boys' cross country and girls' tennis.
Game ends early by coaches' agreement after injury to Person player in fourth quarter.
Orange and Southern meet in the area game of the year Friday, Nov. 8, the first meeting of the Big Eight 3-A Conference co-leaders as fellow 3-A members. But while Friday's regular-season finale will decide the Big Eight title, it might not be the last time the two face off this season. Two of the top 3-A programs in the state, they could very well face each other again in the playoffs. Both teams have already locked up playoff berths. A look at all 10 high school games involving area teams on Friday's schedule. Note: Northern-Riverside tonight is at Riverside.
A winning season in the bag, Riverside coach David Hackney wants more.
With only two games remaining in the regular season, the races for the three playoff berths up for grabs in each of the area’s five NCHSAA football conferences is red hot.
After quarterback Connor Stough is injured, Owens helps ECH break losing streak
In Durham, PAC-6 4-A co-leaders Northern (2-6, 2-0 PAC-6) and Hillside (5-2, 2-0 PAC-6) meet at Hillside’s Russell Blunt Stadium at 7 p.m., but Hillside is a prohibitive favorite despite Northern’s two-game win streak. The Northern-Hillside matchup is one of only two between league leaders tonight. ... In Louisburg, Tar-Roanoke 1-A Conference co-leaders Granville Central (5-3, 2-0 T-R) and Louisburg (5-3, 2-0 T-R) lace ’em up. ... At Jordan, Riverside (5-3, 2-1 PAC-6) will try to shrug off a 35-21 home loss to powerful Hillside and shouldn’t have much trouble as the Pirates visit injury-riddled Jordan (1-7, 0-2 PAC-6). A look at all of Friday's area high school football games.
Roxboro Person led by three scores with less than nine minutes to play and held on for a 29-19 victory against Jordan Friday at home.
Conference football season is in full swing and the two biggest games in the spotlight Friday will be Hillside at Riverside (7 p.m.) in the PAC-6 4-A and Northwood at Southern (7 p.m.) in the Big Eight 3-A Conference.
First round state volleyball playoffs are all scheduled Saturday with start times ranging from noon to 6 p.m. ... Girls' tennis qualifiers open state individual tournament play today at four sites (Greenville, Greensboro, Burlington and Reidsville).